P3 penalty for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s crew after illegal suspension part discovered at Homestead.
Roush Fenway Racing has been fined $50,000 for an illegal suspension part that was discovered in pre-qualifying inspection on the No. 17 Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Homestead-Miami Speedway last Friday.
They will not lose any point as a result, but in addition to the fine the P3 penalty, crew chief Mike Kelley and car chief Patrick Magee have been placed on probation through June of 2015.
NASCAR cited in the release that the RFR team violated Sec. 12-1 – “Actions detrimental to stock car racing," and Sec. 20-12 - "All front end and rear suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension/drive line component beyond normal rotation or suspension/drive line travel."
Stenhouse started the Ford Eco Boost 400 22nd and finished the race in the same spot. In his sophomore season with RFR, Stenhouse finished 27th – down eight positions from his rookie year. He posted one top-five finish – a career-high second-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in March.